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Thomas Lodi

The US oncology specialist on cancer in India, and his proposal of healing it with a raw vegan diet

Thomas Lodi
Thomas Lodi

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in India and its incidence is increasing.

It’s one of the leading causes of death in most countries. According to the WHO, global incidence will increase by 70 per cent in 20 years.

What’s the reason for this vulnerability to cancer in India?

India has adopted a western lifestyle, which is artificial and most assuredly carcinogenic.

What can be done to lower the risk?

Cancer is the ‘wake-up call’ that people need to break away from the hypnotic pull of ‘the good life’. The best thing is a return to a natural life.

You have proposed a raw vegan diet.

Raw vegan is the natural diet of humans. We are herbivorous mammals; our natural diet inc­ludes plants, fruit, nuts...probably a few insects.

How does one compensate for proteins, vitamins etc found in meat or dairy products?

We get no necessary vitamins from animals, but from plants and microorganisms, like B12.

Tobacco is the top cause of cancer in India.

One advantage of a natural diet is that the desire for tobacco, alcohol or drugs is diminished.

You have recommended a mix of conventional and alternative medicines to fight cancer....

Yes, like conventional oncology, ayurvedic medicine, homoeopathy, Chiinese medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy and naturopathy. We must use the best of each.

There are various kinds of cancer. How is the treatment for each different?

Cancer is cancer. The only difference is where they originate and how quickly they grow.

Why did you decided to delve into alternative cancer treatment?

Because conventional therapies weren't enough.

What can the government do to combat cancer?

Financing research, modifying medical school curriculums, and changing insurance policies to include alternative, integrative oncology.

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